In the mood for something a bit different for Valentine’s day? Want some blood and carnage to go with your chocolate and champaigne? Well then you might want to watch “My Bloody Valentine”
Synopsis: Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he’s innocent.
The remake of My Bloody Valentine (2009) is a remake of the original My Bloody Valentine (1981). It was fun and interesting to see Jensen Ackles of Supernatural fame in another role.
My Bloody Valentine was shot in 3D, and you can see that even if you watch the movie in 2D. One example is the shots of the pick axe flying at the camera, which look cool but strange at the same time. Jensen Ackles gives an excellent performance as Tom, whose father went insane and killed everyone.
The movie isn’t bad but it’s a pretty bland story. The gore on the other hand is done pretty well. The story and the plot might be a bit predictable at times, but this is still a fun popcorn movie to watch with your significant other, especially if they are fans of horror and blood.
The maniac coal miner slasher costume is done really well and looks quite creepy; it may be one of my favorite slasher designs out there.
The film is not without flaws. The copy I saw made me wonder how it was shot because parts seemed sped up or were suddenly 30fps rather than the standard cinematic 24fps. This gave the impression that video segments were cut into the film.
The film also suffers from digital blood effects, but given that it was made for 3D, that is probably the only way they could get the blood splatter to pop off the screen in 3D.
My Bloody Valentine isn’t perfect, but if you want to watch something different with your significant other on Valentine’s Day, this could be worth a look.
For some more gory options for Valentine’s Day, you can also consider the following movies:
Hospital massacre (Originally titled Be My Valentine) (1982)
Picnic at hanging rock (1975)
Lovers lane (1999)
Warm bodies (2013)